Sunday, March 24, 2013

Resurrection Rolls

He is Risen!!!

 For the last several years I wanted Easter to be a bit more than just egg hunts, bunnies, candy filled baskets. I wanted to make sure our kids knew the true meaning of Easter. That our Savior Jesus died for us ALL. I am a hands on kind of person and love visual ideas to get a point across. So I was thrilled a few years ago when I ran across Resurrection Rolls on a blog. They were a hit the first year we made them as a family and have become a family tradition for Good Friday morning. They are quick. easy and yummy. While the rolls are baking, we read the Easter story from the Bible starting with the last few days of Jesus' life. This is a great way to reinforce Jesus' death. When these rolls are finished baking they are empty just like Jesus' tomb!

You will need only 6 items:
crescent rolls

Give each child one triangle shaped section of crescent roll.
                   This represents the tomb.

Each child takes one marshmallow.
                     This represents the body of Christ.

Dip the marshmallow in the butter and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture.

                This represents the oils and spices the body was anointed
                 with upon burial.
Lay the marshmallow on the dough and carefully wrap it around the marshmallow.
 Make sure all seams are pinched together well. It will look like a ball. 
(This is a REALLY important step! Otherwise the marshmallow will “ooze” out of the seams)

Bake according to package directions.

Isaiah carrying them to the oven

Break open the tomb and the body of Christ is no longer there!! 

Celebrate God’s love!

" But God demonstrates His own love for us in this:
While we were still sinners,
Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bee of Good Cheer: Giveaway!!

One of my Wonderful Crafty friends is doing a Great giveaway. Go check her out and enter.

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Jewelry oh Jewelry

 Love times I can be crafty. And it's extra special when I can make something for someone I love. For the last few years I made something for my mom for her birthday. Last year was a rose scarf made out of felt and this year I made her matching earrings, necklace, and a bracelet out of......................... Washers. 
Yup you read that right. Washers from the hardware store. I've seen several around the web and thought why not. They are really easy to make and didn't take that long to put together. The hardest part was waiting for the finger nail polish to dry. The earrings aren't reversible, that was the only downside. So here is a few pictures....
the supplies: nail polish, jump rings, washers, earrings

painted one side and flipped it over after it dried and then painted the other side black

starting the bracelet
The red side finished

the black side finished

finished bracelet

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ten Years Old

Amos Jarrett
Laid back, Joker, Big Heart, Smart, God Lover, Happy, Our Politician
My first born son. Life with you is an enjoyment.We are so Blessed that God gave you to us. We thank God every day for you. You are the most laid back of all our kids. Maybe that's because while I was pregnant with you I was too. I enjoyed being pregnant for the first time. I ate everything while I was pregnant, maybe that's why you Love food the way you do. I was in labor with you All day on the 19th of March. And ALL the family was in the waiting room too. There was no room for anyone else. Momma Pat was in the room with me and your Dad as my coach. Everyone in the waiting room was glued into the TV because of the crazy weather we were having and the President was on too. Tornado's had touched down in Cookeville and we were kept up to date thanks to Daddy Tom, he was working out in the mess. They had a tornado that actually went right in front of his and Pat's house. But we were all safe in Nashville. Just lots of rain. And of course I had no clue what was really going on I just wanted to see and hold my baby boy! I wanted so bad to have my children natural but thanks to my epidural coming out i wasn't able to. Because it had come out it made my progress stop and could have put us both at risk. So Dr. Hamilton decided the best course of action was to have a c-section. This was a hard thing for him because he had told us from the get go, he did not like to do them unless it was a have too. When he came into the room he had tears in his eyes because he was going to let your Dad catch you. Daniel had be in scrubs All day waiting for that moment. But our main focus was a healthy baby and mom, so off to have a c-section. At 8:46 pm Amos Jarrett was born weighing in at 8 pounds and 21 inches long. Healthy as can be with a Great set of lungs! Also at that time was another important thing that happened in the world. Our country had been attacked on September 11,2001. And on March 19, 2003 our President and his staff decided to drop a bomb off at 8:46 in Iraq. All the family was out in the waiting room watching the news. Life was changing for our country but all I cared about was holding onto the bundle of joy God had put me in charge of. And I still feel that away. Life has been more joyous since you arrived in our lives. 

     Amos, you bring happiness every where you go. You have brought so much happiness to our lives.We are so proud of the boy you are and the man you will become. We call you our politician because you have never meet a stranger. You are the first person at church to go up to someone new and introduce yourself and make them feel like they are at home. You are growing into a wonderful little man. I pray that you always seek God and keep your focus onto him and do everything for his glory. God has great plans for you. I pray you always know that we Love you very much!
We Love you Amos Jarrett and Happy 10th Birthday! 
What a wonderful adventure these 10 years have been!
Enjoy these pictures of you through the years.  I think these pictures show your personality. Most of your pictures are printed and not on the computer :( 

One years old 
practicing for  t-ball 

If it wasn't fire boots you were wearing it was cowboy boots

you wanted a mohawk for the summer after kindergarten 

one of many pictures of you driving the fire trucks at the station

being a Shepherd for the Live Nativity at church

showing your new glasses off

you loved getting on any type of motorcycle 

at Warren County fair

one of my favorite pictures 
working on a hiking trail at Lighthouse Christian Camp on our family /church mission trip

playing flag football with Upward

your Birth in Christ, Mr. Allen baptizing you

the day Laura Mae was born, you are a Great big brother
being an Indian during school spirit week

was principle for the day
helping cook breakfast

playing in the snow